Is law school worth it?

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    As I finish up law school (graduating in Jan 2010) and look towards a life outside of sales (its all I really know, besides some minor jobs in law) I am now thinking to myself was it worth it. It was hard work, but I knew that coming in. I didn't have undergrad student loans(thanks dad), but I have killer student loans now. The loans are well over $100K (I don't want to say how much because I might cry)! :( Its going to be like a second mortgage. It was sick how much they raised tuition in such a short time period! It was highway robbery!

    With sales job I make in a bad year (like this year) $60-65K; in a moderately good year I make $80K and my best year I have made $140K (some of the best months of my life)! I go to a good school its not Northwestern Level, but its still highly regarded. I am close (but not in :( ) the top 25% of my class. Nevertheless jobs in law are few and far between and it looks now I would probably going to make less in law (at least starting out) than in sales!

    Hope its worth it, because the rewards don't look as sweet as they did 4 1/2 years ago when signed up for this gig!


    NOTE: If Obama comes out with a plan to help me with my student loans, then I will official become part of Obamalama Fan Club! Hell if Pelosi came out with a program I might worship her! :eek: Sorry but I will sell out for that cause!
     
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    You would make less starting out, but if you can hang in there a few years you'll be raking it in.
    As far as whether it's worth it in other ways, I'm the wrong person to be answering that question. :lol:
     
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    Why should the federal government subsidize your loans? If the law is not a passion for you, you will be empty inside, no matter what amount of money you make.
     
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    I was joking jeezzz! Law is a passion for me, but don't forget I'm Jewish so is MONEY!!!

    Not to mention I have 3 little buggers to feed, so a reduction in income and gigantic increase in expenses is NOT something I look forward to! :eek:
     
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    LMAO. Good luck. It should work out fine for you after a while.
     
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    Put the big people wannabes on rations. Tell them everyone needs to sacrifice.
     
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    My point exactly.
    And loving the law and loving the practice of it are also two very different things.
     
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    It's a little late to ask if law school was worth it. But you'll do fine. Find an area of practice you like and go for it.

    even if you make a little less to begin with, it won't be for long.

    good luck
     
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    :rofl:
    You need to have kids. Want to rent a couple for a week or two? I might know of a pair that could give you a real eye-opener. :D
     
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    Hmm. Big people wannabes in my care, custody, and control. :eusa_think: I need to ruminate over that scenario. :lol: A verbal contract would not do, in an arrangement like that. :eusa_whistle:
     

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